COVID -19: Its effects on healthcare professionals

It is clear that Covid-19 is having and will continue to have a significant impact upon the usual working practices of all healthcare professionals.

Click here to read about the impact coronavirus will have on the following practices:

  • Changes to Practice for Medical Practitioners
  • Current Guidance for Medical Practitioners
  • Impact on Medico-legal Cases

Healthcare Solicitors

We act only in the defence of healthcare professionals.  We work with doctors, dentists, pharmacists and all other healthcare professionals.  Our team of specialists provides individuals and professional indemnifiers with a first class service of practical advice and representation on all contentious issues. We have exceptionally talented and experienced litigators who offer a uniquely personal service.  In addition to representation and advice for clinical negligence claims, we provide a broad range of assistance, including risk management, to ensure that our clients are better able to defend themselves against future claims.  We are proud to act for a leading medical and dental defence organisation, private hospitals and individuals.

 We regularly provide advice, advocacy and support to practitioners facing complaints, disciplinary proceedings, allegations of professional misconduct and other fitness to practice issues, Coroners’ Inquests and Public Inquiries, including full representation with or without Counsel.  Other areas of work include Judicial Review, Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Statutory Prosecutions and issues arising from mental health law. Never stuffy and always practical, we work hard to ensure that our advice takes account of the wider professional issues faced by practitioners.  We aim to provide a high quality service and exceptional value for money. We combine our sympathetic approach with a determination to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

But don’t take our word for it:

"Gordons instruct us regularly on specialist medical claims and regulatory work.  Their close knit team has a wealth of experience and produces work of the highest standard.  Gordons’ pragmatic approach enables us to work as a team, which invariably gives their clients an advantage"
Lee Johnson, Senior Clerk, 3 Serjeants’ Inn, Temple, London.

"This niche department features prominently on our list to highly commend, for regulatory and claims."
Matthew Phipps, Senior Clerk, One Crown Office Row, Temple, London.

"Gordons has established an excellent reputation in the areas of clinical negligence, healthcare advisory and regulatory work.  Their exceptional team of Defence lawyers still manages to provide a personal service while also handling quality work for healthcare practitioners."
Paul Barton, Senior Clerk, Outer Temple Chambers, Temple London.

Iain Pickering is named in the Chambers Legal Directory as a leading individual in defendant clinical negligence, and the firm has been described as "highly rated".

We are listed in the Legal 500 as follows:

Clinical negligence: defendant Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: Tier 1

Gordons Partnership LLP

The clinical negligence team at Gordons Partnership LLP in Guildford advises medical defence organisations, private hospitals, insurers and individual practitioners, and undertakes a considerable amount of regulatory, disciplinary, professional conduct and inquest work as well as criminal proceedings. Team leader Charles Atkins focuses on catastrophic injuries and multi-party claims, with a specialisation in spinal surgery matters. Iain Pickering handles cases of similar complexity that involve general practice, obstetrics and surgery, while Alison Harden has experience in neurology and psychiatry.

Please contact Charles Atkins or Iain Pickering for further details